The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority offers the following suggestions to "DO AC Free For The Holidays."
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY — The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (Atlantic City CVA) offers the following suggestions to "DO AC Free For The Holidays."
Here is their list. Don't forget to check it twice.
* Do A Parade
Everyone loves a parade and everyone can partake in the splendor as Dec. 1 marks the return of the Atlantic City Holiday Parade. Featuring more than 50 entrants, including bands, floats, costumed characters and a special appearance by Mr. Claus himself, the parade starts at noon at New Hampshire and Atlantic avenues, proceeding down Atlantic and ending at Tanger Outlets - The Walk.
* Do A 3-D Sound and Light Show
Projected on the façade of historic Boardwalk Hall, "Winter Sweet" will debut on Dec. 1 and runs every half hour from 6-9pm nightly. This enchanting sound and light experience dives into the magical world of winter and portrays the elegance and beauty of the season.
Note: "Duality," the light show that kicked off July 4, 2012, will return in the spring.
Here's a sneak preview:
* Do Free Parking
Tanger Outlets, The Walk will offer free valet parking on Tuesdays throughout the end of the year. The WAVE Garage will also be offering free parking Saturday, Dec. 1, all day long when arriving between 6-10am.
* Do Gift Wrapping
Various free gift wrapping opportunities are available throughout the city:
The CRDA is sponsoring free gift wrapping for shoppers parked in The WAVE Garage on Saturdays in December. Gift wrapping takes place on Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from noon until 5pm. Shoppers can receive the free service for up to three packages and must present a same day purchase receipt from any Atlantic City business.
Free gift wrapping on Saturdays and Sundays in December (12/1-12/23) will be available at the following properties from 1-7pm:
• Atlantic Club - Ballroom
• Bally's - Adjacent to Lobby Bar
• Caesars - Exit from Pier
• Harrah's - Waterfront Shopping Walkway
• Revel - The Row
• Showboat - Near Total Rewards in walkway
• Tropicana - The Quarter
• Trump Plaza - Lobby (Across from the Gift Shop)
• Trump Taj Mahal - Lobby Bar
* Do Casinos
Atlantic City casinos are offering more than just exciting gaming action, delicious dining choices and hot nightlife entertainment this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, the following are free opportunities available at various Atlantic City casino resorts:
• Pop up "braid bars" will be available every Sunday in December offering complimentary sessions on the latest hair braiding trends. Also, CBS Talk Philly beauty contributor Kevin Gatto will host One Minute Makeovers to demonstration how to get great runway looks in under a minute. These events will be held simultaneously in the same location.
Borgata - 11am to 1pm
Harrah's - 2:30-4:30pm
Tropicana - 6-8pm
Bally's - 11am to 1pm
Caesars - 2:30-4:30pm
Taj Mahal - 6-8pm
Revel - 11am to 1pm
Showboat - 2:30-4:30pm
Atlantic Club - 6-8pm
Trump Plaza - 11am to 1pm
Resorts - 2:30-4:30pm
• Revel will celebrate the holiday season and more at its first Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1. Revelers can enjoy the sights and sounds of festive decorations, holiday carolers and live music. The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place in the Resort Lobby at 6pm.
• The MAPS Foundation will present their annual Sounds of the Seasons at Resorts Casino from Dec. 1 until Dec. 23. Regional school choirs will perform in Resorts' Grand Lobby Monday through Friday from 11am to 12:30pm, while regional dance schools will perform on Saturday and Sunday in the Ocean Tower Lobby from noon to 3pm.
• Trump Entertainment will offer free photo opportunities perfect for holiday cards or Facebook.
Snap a picture inside the giant holiday gift box at Trump Taj Mahal's Main Concourse or inside the holiday sleigh at Trump Plaza's Jezebels Lounge.
* Do Art
Funded through the partnership of the Atlantic City Alliance and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Artlantic is a series of creative interventions envisioned by curator Lance Fung. "Etude Atlantis" is a large scale opitcal illusion by artist John Roloff and is located at California Avenue and the Boardwalk. The second installation, located on Pacific Avenue between MLK Blvd. and South Indiana Avenue, is a culmination of designs from Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and Kiki Smith.
* Do Spoken Word
Dante Hall Theater presents "Open Mike Poetry Night" on Dec. 19. Each poet will receive three minutes or two poems of time on the mike. The featured poet will follow the open mike and time will be allowed after for discussion of the poems. Starts at 7pm.
* DO The Lighthouse
Take a free tour of New Jersey's tallest lighthouse, Absecon Lighthouse. The lighthouse's history museum is located in the replicated 1925 Keeper's Cottage. Exhibits include ocean life, shipwrecks, keepers and lighthouse history, local memorabilia and restoration photos. The Oil House has a Fresnel Lens exhibit. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic American Buildings Survey, and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
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